Judicial Services Bureau Commander Major Michael F. Page began his career in criminal justice in 1973, dual certified in corrections and law enforcement. He served the Florida Department of Corrections for 28 years, working in adult prisons and community facilities, and as a Prison Inspector and Regional Supervisor, conducting and overseeing inspections, management reviews, and investigations of detention facilities. In 2001 Major Page joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as Detention Bureau Commander, overseeing operation of the jail and court services. After six years he semi-retired, serving the American Correctional Association as an auditor and working as a corrections consultant.
In 2010, Major Page returned to full-time public service when then-Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent recruited him to oversee operations of the Detention Center, Warrants Division, Courthouse Security, Bailiffs, and the Civil Process Section.
Major Page has an extensive background in corrections training and leadership with many organizations including the Florida Sheriff’s Association, the Florida Corrections Accreditation Association, and the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. Under his leadership, the Hernando County Detention Center has achieved compliance with Florida Model Jail Standards and is accredited through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC), the Prison Rape Elimination Act Commission (PREA), and the American Correctional Association.
Captain Harold J. Hutchinson, Jr. serves as Detention Administration Division Commander, which includes Booking, Classification, Court Security, Warrants, Civil, and Transportation. Captain Harold J. Hutchinson, Jr. has been with H.C.S.O. since January, 1994. Captain Hutchinson's prior assignments include Commander of both Patrol Districts, as well as the Commander of the Major Crimes Section, School Resource Officer Supervisor, District 2 Administrative Sergeant, SEU Supervisor, COPPS Supervisor, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT, CID and Patrol Deputy. Captain Hutchinson holds an Associate's Degree from Pasco Hernando Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Hodges University.
Lieutenant John Cameron serves as the Detention Operations Commander, which includes Inmate Housing, Food Service, Accreditation, Detention Training, Maintenance, Visitation, and Inmate Programs. Lieutenant Cameron has been with the H.C.S.O. since 1995.Lieutenant Cameron’s prior assignments include District One Commander, Administrative Support Commander, and most recently he was the Commander of the Vice and Narcotics Section. Lieutenant Cameron has also supervised various units within the agency, to include Patrol, Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, School Resource Officers, Traffic Unit, Mounted Unit, and District One Administrative Sergeant. Lieutenant is a member of the Florida Narcotics Officers Association and Florida Gang Investigators Association. He was a graduate of the Florida Sheriff’s Association Commander’s Academy.
Medical Director Kristine DeKany is a Registered Nurse who began her career in correctional health care in 2000 where she began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She completed her Associate’s Degree in nursing at Pasco-Hernando Community College in 2006, her Bachelor's Degree of Science with an emphasis in Management at Hodges University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008, and her Master’s Degree Health Science with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. Kristine has held a seat on the Florida Model Jail Standards Medical subcommittee since 2004 and has served as chair of this committee since 2008. Kristine also serves on the FMJS Training Committee where she trains all of the new Medical Inspectors in the state. She is an FMJS Medical Services Inspector, an ACA Medical Auditor, and an FCAC auditor. Kristine is also dual certified Correctional Nurse/Nurse manager, achieving recognition as the first Certified Corrections Nurse in the State of Florida through the American Correctional Association in 2007.